Americanism Essay Contest Award:

Every year, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Department of Maryland sponsors an Americanism Essay Contest for students in grades 3 - 8. The grade levels are divided into three groups: Group I - Grades 3-4; Group II - Grades 5-6: and Group III - Grades 7-8.

Samiha Rahman, a 10 year old, fourth grader from Carrol Manor Elementary School in Baldwin, MD, was the Eastern Division Group I Best Essay - "How Can We Support Families Who Care for Veterans?" She is the first National Eastern Division winner from Towson Post 22.

Three awards are presented to each Unit, District, and Department. Samiha won all three: Unit-Post 22, District, and Northern Central District (Baltimore and Harford Counties) and and the Depart of Maryland, Eastern District for the United States. Congratulations Samiha for this outstanding achievement and we are so proun of you and wish you much success in future journalistic endeavors.